Two weeks before the Florida school shooting, president Donald Trump said it would be difficult to “unify” the country without a major event. But the odd coincidence is that now that there was a “major event,” the country is more divided than ever before.
According to PBS, hours before his first State of the Union address two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said that he wants to unite the country amid “tremendous divisiveness” and hopes he can do so without a traumatic event affecting Americans. Trump spoke about creating a more united country during a lunch with a number of television news anchors. The president said the United States has long been divided, including during the impeachment of former president Bill Clinton. Trump also said that Americans usually come together during times of suffering.
“I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity,” Trump said. “Without a major event where people pull together, that’s hard to do. But I would like to do it without that major event because usually that major event is not a good thing.”
But the major event – the mass shooting a high school in Florida – did not bring people together; it only divided them further. Joe Joseph with The Daily Sheeple says “This is interesting, because this, he said prior to the shooting down in Florida.”
“Now, that’s not to say president Trump orchestrated that [the mass shooting in Florida] because I doubt that he did, in fact, I don’t think that for a second. But, what I will say, is that these events, oftentimes, cause more divide than anything else,” Joseph said. “The last time I saw an event unify the country was 9/11, and it was only for a short time.”
“Normally, it takes that negative event or that attack that threatens the well-being of the nation that affect us all, or that we perceive affects us all,” Joseph said. But, “there are so many things that divide the country right now, it’s the whole gun control debate again. Here we have another crazy that’s gone out, done his thing, and interestingly enough, they’re gonna raze the school, which, I always thought crime scenes needed to be preserved…it seems like every major casualty or every major event, we have to go and just raze the crime scene…does anybody not think that this is a little odd…that’s a crime scene! Why are we destroying evidence?” It really isn’t a wonder why people believe some of the major events are scripted or didn’t happen the way we were told that they did. People want instant gratification and their feelings validated which also leads to divisiveness.
“One thing’s for sure,” Joseph says. “Since he [Trump] said this, we did have a major event an I’ll tell ya…that major event has caused an even deeper rift and divide among people in this country and I don’t think that there’s an easy answer.”